The Federal

Celebrating 15 Years In Durham’s Historic Brightleaf District

The Federal first opened in March of 2004, after three guys got together and saw a need for a solid neighborhood bar that celebrated Durham. But not just any neighborhood bar, one that served simple but fantastic food, that would exceed expectations. And with this good food came good beer – 14 micros from around the country and a solid bottle selection.

10/10 Brunch





Duck Liver & Shiitake Pate

Fig Jam, Spicy Plum Chutney,

French Mustards, Pickled Okra, Cornichons, Crostini $13



Green Tomato Salad

Green Tomatoes, Pickled Cucumbers,

Spinach, Roasted Walnuts, Feta, Orange Vinaigrette $10



Ellerbe Creek Watermelon Salad

Ellerbe Creek Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes & Watermelon, Shaved Radish,

Roasted Almonds, Arugula, Orange-Honey Vinaigrette $11



Wild Boar Sandwich

Wild Boar & Cranberry Sausage, Sunnyside Egg,

Fried Garlic Pickles, Arugula, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14